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Catalog Number AC2015-007
Collection Kenneth R. Harbert Papers
Title Kenneth R. Harbert Papers, 1972-2007
Scope & Content Contains the papers of Kenneth R. Harbert who, over a span of 35 years, helped establish eight physician assistant programs in the USA. As a clinical administrator at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, Harbert helped develop some of the first guidelines for the use of physician assistants in hospitals. Harbert is a staunch supporter and leader of Veteran Affairs within the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). He has worked on many projects for the Veterans Caucus and has written extensively about the history of the organization.

Types of materials include early editions of bylaws, brochures, certificates and newsletters of the AAPA and NCAPA; digital photographs; correspondence, newsletter clippings, manuscripts and reprints.

The collection also contains two photographs of Ferrell taken by a photographer from Life Magazine in 1966 and an old uniform.
Admin/Biographical History Kenneth R. Harbert, Ph.D., MHA, PA-C, is a respected clinician, medical educator and administrator who, over a span of 35 years, helped establish eight physician assistant programs in the USA and assisted Drs. Bart van Bergen and Fons Wierink to adapt and develop the physician assistant profession in the Netherlands. Clinically, Harbert has worked in a variety of specialties and settings. As a clinical administrator at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, Harbert helped develop some of the first guidelines for the use of physician assistants in hospitals. These guidelines were soon adopted by other hospitals throughout the USA. As an educator, Harbert has taught a diverse group of health care providers including post graduate physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, emergency medical technicians, nurses, and medical students. Harbert is a staunch supporter and leader of Veteran Affairs within the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). He has worked on many projects for the Veterans Caucus and written extensively about the history of the organization.

Harbert has served on a number of national committees for the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Medical Reserve Corp, Department of Defense, and the Health Resources and Services Administration, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He served as the Vice President and Chair of the Small Grants committee for the Physician Assistant Foundation. He was a charter board member of the Pennsylvania Society of PAs, The Maryland Academy of PAs and the DC Chapter of PAs. He was a charter board member of the Association of Post Graduate Physician Assistant Programs.
Creator Ken Harbert
Copyrights Copyright for the Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History records is held by the Society; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Kenneth R. Harbert Papers, Society for Preservation of Physician
Assistant History, Johns Creek, GA, USA
Search Terms Physician Assistants History
American Academy of Physician Assistants
AAPA
North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants
NCAPA
Veterans Caucus
Military
Veterans
Navy
Coast Guard
Year Range from 1969
Year Range to 2016
Containers AAPA Newsletter
Allegheny University PA Program 25th Anniversary Book
Brochures
Clarence Conner H73
Clipplings
Clinical Curriculum for PA Students GSCH Washington DC
Correspondence
Honoring Four Greate Americans, Magazine and Photo
Inholland Graduate School Bulletins
Manuscript, Life Savers Then... Caregivers Now
Manuscript, Life Savers Then... Caregivers Now
Manuscript, Corpsment UP
Manuscript, The Creation of God Loves a Grunt
Miscellaneous
Newsletter Articles about Veterans Caucus
Pedro Antonio Colon HIM WO1
Pictorial George Washington University Class
Reprint, De Physician Assitant Is Geen LoopJongen
Veterans Caucus
Veterans Caucus Newsletters
Veterans Caucus 20th Anniversary Commemorative Journal
Articles and Documents of Interest Regarding Use of Physician Assistnats in the United States
Framed Article: The Tenth Annual PA Conference
Framed Article: Unpaid Debt
Trust Me I'm a Physician Assistant Pin
Navy PAs Endangered Species Pin
APAP Ken Harbert, PhD, PA-C; PATH Consultant pin
Photographs, 1969-2016